Warshaw, Michele Eileen (Bushey)

Michele Eileen (Bushey) Warshaw, 48, of West Hartford, left us peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on October 21, 2015 after a brave fight with cancer. Born July 25, 1967 in Torrington she was the daughter of Edward J. Bushey III and the late Margaret G. (Schultz) Bushey. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Michaela Beth Warshaw of West Hartford who was the love and joy of her life. In addition to her father and daughter, she is survived by her two sisters and brothers-in-law; Brooke Kerr and her husband Stanley, Evelyn Olivieri and her husband Michael, one brother and sister-in-law, Edward Bushey and his wife Dorena and her step-mother, Lynne Bushey. Michele is survived by a large extended family which includes nephews, nieces, great nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as Dr. Andrew and Brenda Warshaw of Boston, Leslie Warshaw of Boston and their extended families. Michele was a long term employee of Accenture LLP and was loved, respected and admired by her leadership team and coworkers. She had a passion for theatre. Along with Lori Solak, her “sister from another mother”, she co-founded Connecticut Family Theatre, Inc., whose mission is to provide theatre education and performance opportunities to children of all ages and abilities. Michele was also the costumer for the theatre company’s productions. Michele loved gardening, reading, football and spending quiet moments with her family and friends. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation, most specifically to Dr. Lidia Schapira and Dr. Dejan Juric, to Michele’s medical team at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Their tender care during her illness and at this most difficult time was unprecedented. A Celebration of Her Life service will be held at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2:00pm. Contributions may be made in Michele’s memory to: Connecticut Family Theatre, Inc., c/o Lori Solak, 20 Jefferson Avenue, Suite #1, West Hartford, CT 06110.Warshaw, Michele-1.

Calling Hours

Funeral Service

Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2:00pm in The Ahern Funeral Home


Memorial Contribution

Connecticut Family Theatre, Inc., c/o Lori Solak, 20 Jefferson Avenue, Suite #1, West Hartford, CT 06110

10 Responses to 'Warshaw, Michele Eileen (Bushey)'

  1. Susan Frank says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Brooke. So sorry for your loss. She will be missed. I was proud to have met and worked with her.

  2. Jason Plant says:

    The world has lost a truly wonderful person. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Michele for last 4+ years and can say I’ve never known a more positive person, who had a tremendous impact on those around her. She always took problems in stride and elevated everyone’s spirits with positive words and a smile. I feel very lucky to have known her and will miss her very much.

    My sincere condolences to Michele’s family in this difficult time.

  3. Liz Gardner says:

    So very sorry to hear of Michele’s passing. She will always be remembered as a fighter until the end. I will remember her for her positive approach and kindness to people in any given situation. Sending you prayers of peace during this very sad time.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    ~Liz Gardner

  4. alan t gioia says:

    So sorry to hear of Michelle passing away,We always had a good time with Michelle back in the day.Always upbeat and fun to be around,She will always be missed.My prayers go out to her family. Alan Gioia

  5. Bruce Terrill says:

    Michele was one of the nicest human beings you could ever meet. She is going to be missed so much. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and everyone who loved her.

  6. The Murphy Family says:

    On behalf of the entire Murphy family we cannot not express enough our deepest sympathies to you Michaela, Brooke and the entire family. We were honored and blessed to have had the good fortune of having Michele in our lives. Her passion, courage, spirit and all around good soul are very rare. I can only say that we are better people for having her in our lives.

    Our most sincere and heartfelt condolences. May you find comfort in the joyous memories of the life she lived.



  7. Jay Beebe says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Michele may you rest in peace you were an awesome classmate you have touched many lives and will be missed but never forgotten

  8. Jared Johnson says:

    I’m really sorry for the lost of Michele. When I lose someone in death I like to read the bible. One scripture I like isn Acts chapter 24 verse 15 because it gives a hope for the future that people who have died will be resurrected here on earth.

  9. Andrew Lloyd-Seetim says:

    Although I worked with Michele over the last 15 or so months, I did not have the privilege of meeting her in person. In that time we were on a number of conference calls and it is through those that I came to know Michele a little. Her incredibly happy and cheerful disposition is something that I will not forget. She seemed to effortlessly find solutions to problems, and always do so with a smile in her voice. Nothing was too much trouble. Michele was a wonderful person and an absolute joy to work with. She was a beautiful person with an amazing happy and positive outlook. I sincerely hope that her family and friends take comfort in knowing that she continued to impress and inspire those whose lives she touched, in my case, all too briefly. She was a role model on how to approach life, her attitude was always to see the glass half full. They say that everyone you come in to contact with affects you in one way or another. Even though I hardly knew Michele, my life is so much richer for having her pass through my life and for that I do feel privileged. Rest In Peace Michele, Andrew.

  10. Lynn Rivenburgh says:

    I had the pleasure of working closely with Michele. She was an amazing woman and I was extremely saddened by this news. No matter what was going on with her, you never really knew, she was always so positive and smiling.

    She never met an enemy – she was an amazing friend and human being and she will be missed.

    Thoughts and prayers with her family at this very difficult time.

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